Monday, April 23, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
First-Quarter Lobbying Expenditures: Google, AT&T, Comcast and Comcast Remain Top Spenders
Samsung Launches Six Original Series on Samsung VR Video Service on Gear VR
Facebook Says Users Are Not Products, the Social Network Is
European Regulators Investigate Apple's Proposed Acquisition of Shazam
Amazon is Working on Home Robots: report
7nm Volume Production to Fuel TSMC's Profits This Year
Toshiba Weighs Memory Chip Unit Options
Google Chat Launches to compete with Apple's iMessage
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > IBM to ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
IBM to Offer Broadband Networking Over Power Lines


IBM and International Broadband Electric Communications, Inc. (IBEC) today announced the signing of a $9.6 million agreement to have IBM install Broadband over Power Line (BPL) networks at electric cooperatives throughout the eastern US.

IBEC will focus on providing broadband services to underserved residents in rural America.

The technology has been around for decades, but most efforts to implement the idea on a broad scale have failed to live up to expectations.

The technology involves sending data on the same wires that provide electricity. Every half a mile or so, a device clamped to the line perpetuates the signal. Inside homes, customers plug a modem into any wall outlet and sign on. But that stream of data has often run into interference with other wireless devices that happen to be nearby. The solution is to remotely control the devices fixed to power lines. That way it can be told to switch frequency when it meets interference.

Currently, there are over 900 electric cooperatives in the United States providing 45% of the total electric grid and covering 75% of the land mass in the U.S. BPL leverages an existing asset, the power lines, to deploy broadband access. IBM said that it would provide overall project management, oversight, and training of the line crews who will be installing the BPL equipment. IBEC will provide the BPL technology and equipment and serve as the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to these rural residents.

The basic service will start at $29.95 per month, with more expensive plans offering higher speeds.

While focusing initially on bringing broadband Internet services to rural America, this new service will also enhance the ability of electric utilities to monitor, manage, and control the reliability of their electric grid and further optimize the capabilities of IBEC as well as rural electric utilities in broadening the offerings available to consumers. The deal is the first of its kind to deploy BPL technology in the electric cooperatives.


Previous
Next
AMD Announces "Shanghai" Platform, New 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors        All News        Shuttle Introduces New Media Centre Mini-PC Based on the G45 Express Chipset
Microsoft Introduces Updated Windows Live Services     General Computing News      Gmail Launches Voice and Video Chat

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
IBM Sets Tera-scale Machine Learning Benchmark Record with POWER9 and GPUs
IBM Creates Computers Smaller Than a Grain of Salt
Researchers Create Promising Flexible Electronics Based on Carbon Nanotubes
HPE and Dell Server Sales Soar in Q4
IBM Reports Revenue Growth After Six Years
Maersk and IBM to Apply Blockchain to Improve Global Trade
IBM Researchers Bring Memory Disaggregation to Data Centers
IBM Announces Collaboration With Leading Companies to Accelerate Quantum Computing
IBM Says New POWER9-based AC922 Power Systems Offer 4x Deep-learning Framework Performance Over x86
IBM Scientists Demonstrate 10x Faster Machine Learning Using GPUs
IBM Demonstrates In-memory Computing
IBM Unveils New High-Powered Analytics System for Fast Access to Data Science

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .